3 mo. Digitial archivist position at Hague
Digital Archivist, P-3 - The
Hague (Temporary vacancy
for initial period of three (3) months)
and Records Section
JOB OPENING NUMBER: 2014/MICT/MARS/019-P
United Nations Core Values:Integrity,
Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
setting and Reporting:
The position of Digital Archivist
is located in the Archives and Records Section, The Hague Branch, Registry.
Under the supervision of the Chief Archivist / Deputy Chief Archivist, the
incumbent will be responsible for the management of the digital records of the
Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) and the digital
component of the International Criminal Tribunals’ Archives (“ICT Archives”).
·Contribute to the development of
strategies, policies and procedures for the management of Mechanism
records.Implement strategies, policies
and procedures, in collaboration with the other archivists.
Mechanism officials and staff on recordkeeping issues and practices.
in recordkeeping improvement projects, contributing to feasibility studies,
analysis, design, development and implementation and assisting with
recruitment/procurement of specialist skills or materials.
to the development and delivery of recordkeeping training programmes for Mechanism
·Contribute to the development and
implementation of strategies, policies and procedures for the management of the
ICT Archives and the provision of access to them.Implement strategies, policies and
procedures, in collaboration with the other archivists and the Associate
organise, lead, monitor and evaluate work on acquisition, accessioning,
arrangement and description, storage, preservation and conservation of
organise, lead, monitor and evaluate work on preparation and dissemination of
finding aids for archives.
analyze and evaluate new systems or tools for the management of archives, and
make recommendations for their deployment.
on and recommend measures to enhance the accessibility of archives.
on the determination of requests for access to archives.If access is approved, provide access, and
information and assistance to requesters, in collaboration with the Associate
the Chief Archivist / Deputy Chief Archivist in advocacy and outreach
programmes.Conduct research and prepare
presentation and publicity material.
·Contribute to the management of the
Section’s records repositories.
that repositories are maintained and managed in accordance with required
the transfer of records and archives from client offices to the Section’s
the deaccessioning and disposition of records and archives, in accordance with
established policies or instructions from client offices.
·Participate in the implementation
of the International Criminal Tribunals’ information security and access
regime.Liaise with client offices
regarding information security classification, and implement decisions on
classification/declassification, in collaboration with the relevant legal
officer and Associate Research Officer.
·Contribute to the development and
implementation of the Section’s plans for disaster preparedness, response and
·Supervise, guide and train support
staff.Supervise the work of contractors
·Contribute to the continuous
improvement of the Section’s operations and services by: keeping abreast of
professional developments; supporting audits of the Section’s work;
participating in internal reviews of the Section’s work, recommending
improvements and implementing approved initiatives.
·Assist the Chief Archivist / Deputy
Chief Archivist in planning, budgeting, procurement, finance, human resources
or facilities management, as required.
·Perform other duties as required.
·Professionalism – Demonstrable knowledge of recordkeeping
theory and practice, and of established standards in records management and
archives management.Ability to apply
knowledge in specific organisational contexts. Ability to advise on
recordkeeping based on analysis of organisational objectives.Demonstrable conceptual, analytical and
evaluative skills Ability to conduct research and analysis, and formulate and
present recommendations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality
by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in
all aspects of work. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates
professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and
efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is
motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when
faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful
·Communication – Speaks and writes
clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from
others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits
interest in having two way communication; tailors language, tone, style and
format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and
keeping people informed.
·Client Orientation – Considers all
those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things
from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships
with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and
matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and
outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
keeps clients’ informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for
delivery of products or services to client.
university degree in archival science, records management, information
management or related field.A first
level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be
accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
of five years of progressively responsible experience in archives management,
records management or information management. Experience of managing digital
records and archives, including digital preservation, is required. Experience
of strict information security regimes is highly desirable. Experience in
international tribunals or national courts is desirable. Experience in project
management is an asset.
French are the working languages of the Mechanism.For the post advertised, fluency in oral and
written English is required.Knowledge
of French is an asset.
HOW TO APPLY:
1. NOTE FOR INTERNAL
CANDIDATES (ICTY, ICTR & MICT):
1)Staff at the P-2 and P-3
level are eligible to apply.
members must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable via
the TRIBUNET or ICTY website. Please submit this with a cover letter and include
the last two performance appraisals to the email@example.com in-box.Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line.
2.NOTE FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES:
applicants must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable
from the ICTY website (www.un.org/icty)
and forward electronically to the firstname.lastname@example.org in-box.Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line.
Once applications are received, a
list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post will be sent to the
supervisor, who will prepare a written comparative analysis of the
candidates and recommend a candidate for the position.
appointment is limited to MICT.Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate
and/or the availability of funds. MICT is a smoke free environment.
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
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